Friday, 11 January 2013

Re: Year's New Solutions!

If your New Year's Resolutions have got in a bit of a jumble or you have fallen by the wayside, take heart and read on!

Each new year 45% of adults make one or more resolutions or goals for themselves. But research has shown that by mid-January, 30% of “resolutioners” have scaled back their resolution efforts; by June, most have given up their resolutions altogether.

Surprisingly 50% of people making resolutions feel confident about the success of their NYRs, yet only 10% actually achieve them. So why is this?

The reason why most people fail to keep resolutions is that for the majority of time they don’t think about them ... and this is natural. The behaviours we want to change are unwanted habits and these are controlled by the sub-conscious mind.

Andy Cox, Clinical Hypnotherapist at Assured Effects in Bournemouth and South London, explains “It is very difficult to break habits because when we have performed behaviour for several years we seemingly act entirely automatically and can have a cigarette or chocolate bar in our hands without even consciously thinking about.  People are too hard on themselves when they lapse, and think they need to go back to square one – this is not true. They just need a new approach”

Hypnotherapy can change our sub-conscious beliefs and habits and get rid of our unwanted habits for good.
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Friday, 4 January 2013

Lancet Study on Women Smokers

Women who stop smoking by the age of 30 'evade earlier death risks'. A Study of more than a million women in the U.K. showed that those who gave up smoking by the age of 30 avoid the risks of dying from tobacco - related diseases almost completely. On average, they lost a month of life and if they stopped by the age of 40 they lost a year. Lifelong smokers died a decade earlier than those who had never smoked.

It is really important to convince young people not to start smoking. The picture is the same for both men and women.

The crucial risk factor is time spent smoking, rather than the amount. Professor Peto said, "If you smoke 10 cigarettes a day for 40 years it's a lot more dangerous than smoking 20 cigarettes aday for 20 years. Even if you smoke a few cigarettes a day you're twice as likely to die at middle age".

Smoking also has more effects on the body than leading to an early death, such as ageing of the skin . It can also affect fertility and there are dangers from smoking during and after pregnancy.


Key facts:

* Smoking kills.

* Stopping works.

* The earlier you stop the better.

* Smoking is responsible for more than five million deaths worldwide every year.

* Smoking tobacco is a known or possible cause of around 25 diseases.

* Cigarette smoke contains 4000 chemicals that can damage the human body.

* Eighty of which are known to cause cancer.

* Smokers are five times more likely to give up for good after 28 days of not smoking.

* The best thing for your health is to avoid smoking at all.


For more information on stopping smoking contact Assured Effects Hypnotherapy on 0800 313 4233or